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IoE Number: 378958
Photographer: Mr John Peters
Date Photographed: 16 March 2006
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL 901-1/9/13 BERKELEY SQUARE 08-JAN-59 (Northwest side) 11-18 NUMBERS 11 TO 18 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS (Formerly listed as: BERKELEY SQUARE 11-19 NUMBERS 11 TO 19 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS) (Formerly listed as: BERKELEY SQUARE 11) (Formerly listed as: BERKELEY SQUARE 12-15) (Formerly listed as: BERKELEY SQUARE 16-19) GV II BRISTOL ST5773SE BERKELEY SQUARE 901-1/9/13 (North West side) 08/01/59 Nos.11-18 (Consecutive) and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: BERKELEY SQUARE No.11) (Formerly Listed as: BERKELEY SQUARE Nos.12-15 (Consecutive)) (Formerly Listed as: BERKELEY SQAURE Nos.16-19 (Consecutive)) GV II Terrace of 8 houses, now offices and hotel. From 1787 to c1800, Nos 12-18 rebuilt mid C20. By Thomas and William Paty. Limestone ashlar, party wall stacks and a slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range, No.15 of 5-window range. A stepped terrace with a central feature No.15, articulated by giant pilasters to a cornice and parapet, rusticated ground floor to a plat band and a first-floor sill band. Doorways toward the ends of the terrace have Doric pilasters, triglyphs and a pediment, fanlights and 6-panel doors. Keys to ground-floor windows, plain above, with 6/6-pane sashes. No.14 has no doorway, and is attached to No.15. No.15 has a symmetrical front with pilasters with capitals, frieze and raised modillion cornice, the middle 3 windows broken forward between panelled pilasters over the ground floor to acanthus capitals and a pediment; the second floor has a Vitruvian scroll band. Central doorway has Doric pilasters, triglyphs and a pediment, fanlight and 6-panel door; central windows have architraves. No.19 [qv Berkeley Crescent nos.1-6] is a symmetrical 5-window front with a central doorway, and a brick elevation in Berkeley Crescent (qv). INTERIOR: Nos 12-18 rebuilt mid C20. Good joinery and plasterwork, details include an entrance hall with a semicircular arch to a central stone lateral dogleg stair with wrought-iron balusters and a ramped, banded rail, cornices, panelled shutters and 6-panel doors. HISTORICAL NOTE: a widely-used Paty design. Nos 12-18 destroyed in the war and rebuilt as replica facades. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron front basement area railings and gates with an overthrow to No.15. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 214; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 214).

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